Care coordinator vs Case Management

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    Is a care coordinator and a case manager the same thing. I'm not sure what I'm getting myself into since I've never done anything besides bedside nursing, I'll be going for an interview at big insurance company in the New England area for a position as care coordinator and I'm not sure what that entitles. I'm sure I'll find out at the interview but I would like to get some info if anyone can help, also I'm not sure what the pay would be I know this position is full time and most likely is salary based.
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    Did you go to the insurance company website? Most usually post positions online with thorough descriptions of duties. I would assume it is the same, seeing how it is an insurance company. Hospitals, of course, have decided to call unit managers, care coordinators for whatever reason - maybe it makes it easier to entice nurses into that thankless job.
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    I tried to go the insurance's website but it not longer is posted.
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    A care coordinator you will be working with a population on specific disease processes, ie, people with HTN, diabetes, COPD whereas a case manager is working with a specific person helping them with all needs (insurance, transportation, housing) not just with a disease process.
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    A care coordinator you will be working with a population on specific disease processes, ie, people with HTN, diabetes, COPD whereas a case manager is working with a specific person helping them with all needs (insurance, transportation, housing) not just with a disease process.
    Hard to say what the difference is, as it varies from company to company.

    I'm a Case Manager, and am strictly involved in disease management. In my company, the definition you use for Care Coordinator is called a Health Manager,and they have specific disease processes they handle. I deal with Heart Failure and COPD (Medical Home), with the main focus being keeping the patient stable (heading off problems before they mushroom), and preventing readmission to ED, Hospital, SNF within 30 days of last admission.


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